Contact Information:
Ernest C. Cerino, Jr.
Office of the Mercer County Clerk
609-989-6465

(Trenton, NJ – Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - Press Conference) Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello today urged area voters to review carefully their sample election ballots before going to the polls on Tuesday, November 6.

In the next week, all registered voters in Mercer County will be receiving an official sample election ballot. The ballot layout will be different due to state legislative initiatives to add school board elections to the November ballot, combined with a crowded Presidential field, and several important public questions.

The ballot is comprised of several sections with choices for President, U.S. Senate and Congress, County Freeholders, and local council races in Ewing Township, Hightstown, Hopewell Borough, Hopewell Township, Pennington, and Princeton. In addition, there are optional school board elections in several towns including, East Windsor Regional School District (including Hightstown Borough), Ewing Township, Hamilton Township and Robbinsville. There are also several statewide and local public questions. “The ballot for the first time in recent history will be completely filled from left to right, and top to bottom in several municipalities,” said Sollami Covello.

“All positions for elected office will be clearly marked on the unusually crowded ballot,” Sollami Covello noted. “There will be eight independent candidates for President and nine independent U.S. Senate candidates as well,” added Sollami Covello. The County Clerk urged voters to study the all-important public questions before going to the polls as well, to avoid confusion or unnecessary delays.

Lastly, Sollami Covello urged voters to check their sample ballot for the location of their polling place. Some locations may have changed. The County Clerk recapped that voters should check their sample ballot very carefully, which clearly indicates their voting district and the actual address of their polling location.